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Techleap.nl Updates

Meet our new hires: Wibe, Maurice, Marloes, Tjarda and Pauline

George Fisher-Wilson

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Techleap.nl introduces Maurice van Tilburg, Wibe van de Vijver and Marloes Mantel as the new Domain Directors of techleap.nl and Pauline van Tol as Chief Operating Officer.

They will officially start working on 1 January 2020. With the new Domain Directors and the Chief Operating Officer, Techleap.nl is giving substance to its mission to make the Netherlands the place for tomorrow’s leaders in technology by helping tech companies grow from the Netherlands to beyond by improving access to capital, market and talent.

More about the ambitions and actions of the different Domains and Programs of Techleap.nl will be announced on 21st of January 2020 during the event Empowering Dutch leaders in Tech in the Louwman Museum in The Hague. 

Maurice van Tilburg

Maurice van Tilburg

Maurice van Tilburg - Domain Director Access to Capital

Maurice van Tilburg leads the Access to Capital-Domain, looking at ways to increase available funding for Dutch scaleups. Maurice was CEO of Euronext Amsterdam between 2015 to 2019 where he, among others, looked at attracting tech companies to the Dutch market. Maurice also has held non-executive positions and advisory board positions for several startups. He has a background in technology, auditing and financial services from the University of Applied Sciences and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Wibe van de Wijver

Wibe van de Wijver

Wibe van de Vijver- Domain Director Access to Markets

Wibe van de Vijver will be leading the Access to Markets-Domain. His focus will be on supporting Dutch scaleups to accelerate their growth through internationalization and improved access to corporates, government and knowledge. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Wibe started his career at Google, where he worked himself up from Account Manager in the European HQ in Dublin to become a Senior Strategist in the Global HQ in Silicon Valley. After working for Google, Wibe decided to join the Y-Combinator startup Impraise as their first key hire leading the Business Development team. Within this role, Wibe moved to New York to lead its expansion and build out the US business.  

Marloes Mantel

Marloes Mantel

Marloes Mantel- Domain Director Access to Talent

As Director Talent, Marloes Mantel will make sure that scale-ups in the Netherlands have all the tools and knowledge to recruit, retain and develop the best talent to grow and scale internationally. Marloes' previous experience is working at (and with) both startups and scaleups. She led European HR and recruitment departments at Ticketscript and Eventbrite.

Pauline van Tol

Pauline van Tol

Pauline van Tol, Chief Operating Officer

Pauline van Tol is hands-on, pragmatic and passionate. A good combination to keep Techleap.nl on track and working towards its goals. She has broad experience in management/finance functions in both offshore and knowledge institutions and is currently finishing an Executive Master in Finance & Control. 

Tjarda Voorneman

Tjarda Voorneman

Tjarda Voorneman - Access Program Lead

Tjarda Voorneman will lead the access program, a program built to provide unprecedented support for the 250 most promising scaleups. With the Access Program we accelerate their growth internationally by providing access to new markets, acquiring significant funding and finding the best talent. Tjarda has a background in marketing/communications and worked for the last 7 years in the Dutch startup ecosystem as a freelance program manager. She was responsible for the setup of an array of corporate-startup programs, the MedTech ecosystem within YES!Delft and the first EIT Health Bootcamp program which she has expanded to an European level.